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Life is a beach.
You're a lucky man.. we don't get to do mountains this year.. just Ohio.
Nothing wrong with Ohio...it's way better than those western flat-as-all-hell and fire-prone states. There is great walleye, bass, and perch fishing in Lake Erie, trout fishing in the Mad River, and musky in various lakes throughout the state as well as on the border with PA, two of the best amusement parks in the USA [Cedar Point and Kings Island], the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, the hill country of southern Ohio, the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, and a helluva lot interesting and fun more places to visit. Hell, you can even take a riverboat cruise in Cincinnati, or go right across the river to Newport, KY, for some of Micah's sticks at the Party Source.
I would love to trek down to TPS in person, but we'll be dealing wit some estate issues, and I'll be saddled with the kids most of the time. I won't have a day to drive down solo, smoke/chill, drive back.
Though last time I made a family vacation cigar detour, I paid for it dearly (right MMK, Loomis?). I don't regret it, per se, but my mate won't ever let me forget it..
Whereabouts in Ohio are ya headed? Maybe I can offer some haunts for you to sneak off to if I know where you'll be.
Wooster, Jeff. We'll be dealing w/ family stuff after my FIL's wife passes away (any day now). So, unlikely I'll get to go anywhere for a cigar but on MIL's front porch. City News (Wooster) has a serviceable selection of cigars, but I'll probably bring my own. I wish it were more of a vacation than family business, but that's life.
Sorry about the family woes but we all go through them, sooner or later.
I'm from Massillon, but live about 185 miles SW of there now. I pass thrrough Wooster on my way to and from Massillon. I'm not familiar with Wooster's downtown area at all. However, there IS a pretty good B&M in Canton, if you are willing to drive that far East. It's called the Briar Patch, and is on Whipple Rd.
Tell the wife to go with you and you can see the Canton NFL Hall of Fame [btw, my grandpa is in there...lol]. Then, you can go to the Briar Patch for a looksee and stop at Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor for some great stuff on your way back to Wooster...or stop at the Dalton Dariette.
That sounds like a nice outing.. Thanks for the tourist info!
They say the HOF is nice, but Grandpa never was impressed with being enshrined there and only went once to see his pic. I've never been there, even though Cantonis only 8 miles from Massillon...too much bad rivalry blood there. In his youth, Grandpa was a fullback on the old Massillon Tiger pro team and signed a team pic, so when the HOF opened, they considered him and cronies like him as pioneers of pro football, so they sent out enshrinement notices to all the survivors. He had some famous people as his teammates...one was Harry Struhdreyer [later was immortalized at the University of Notre Dame as one of the Four Horsemen].
The tomb of President William McKinley is in the same park as the HOF.
If you head East on US RT. 30 from Wooster, you'll pass by Orrville. Do stop and get some Smucker's jams, etc. at their store.
cover up dood... (where's the banana sling?)
Mountains---it's easier to find good shootin' ranges there.
Burgers or Weiners?